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One of the perhaps less known green corners of the city - even many Athenians are not aware of its existence. However, one of the largest botanical gardens in the eastern Mediterranean, located just 8 km from the center of Athens, in the Haidari region, on the northern slopes of Mount Egaleo near the Daphne monastery, it is not by chance that it attracts many foreign scientists. The garden consists of natural ecosystems (flower beds, groves, etc.) with more than 3,000 plant species, including endemic ones, divided into categories. One of them is a unique “historical” sector, including plants mentioned in ancient texts, including ferula (Ferula communis), in the stem (nartex) of which Prometheus hid the fire to carry it to people, and hemlock, or Conium maculatum, by the poison of which Socrates was slain. The garden is open to the public. The central entrance is located on the side of Iera Odos 403 (bus stop “Diomidios”).
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